Sesame Street
Saxophone school
Air date February 19, 1989
Season Season 20 (1988-1989)
Written by Josh Selig
Sponsors L, U, 11
This episode guide has been compiled from script materials provided by a trusted source.

Picture Segment Description
SCENE 1 Elmo wants to have an adventure right here on Sesame Street. Gina doesn't think he'll experience anything out of the ordinary, until Gladys the Cow rolls by on some skates.
Cartoon ADVENTURE! A man and woman escape a boulder, a crocodile, and other obstacles.
(First: Episode 2080)
Muppets Cookie Monster and Ernie: Ernie tells the viewer to watch and listen for Cookie Monster, so he won't take the cookie which Ernie just got from Hooper's Store. Ernie encounters a machine that reads "Your Fortune Told. Insert One Cookie." Not realizing that Cookie Monster is inside the machine, he inserts the cookie. Some munching noises are heard, and a card comes out that says, "You will soon be kissed by a grateful Cookie Monster."
(First: Episode 0756)
Film A man and a little girl perform small aerobic workouts.
(First: Episode 1710)
Seijiozawa Muppets / Celebrity "Pretty Great Performances" features Placido Flamingo and the Sesame Street All-Animal Orchestra, led by conductor Seiji Ozawa.
(EKA: Episode 2485)
Cartoon Speech Balloon: L--Loud
(First: Episode 0783)
SCENE 2 As if they're auctioneers, Maria, Luis and David quiz the kids on various shapes. David uses Oscar's trash can lid to illustrate a circle. Oscar chimes in with the correct answer so he can slam the lid shut.
Cartoon "It's a Lovely Eleven Morning"
Artist: Bud Luckey
(First: Episode 0362)
Film Kids have a lost-dog poster made using an old-style printing press.
(First: Episode 1222)
Muppets Kermit explains the importance of listening, using the Two-Headed Monster as an example.
(First: Episode 1767)
Animation Three rocks use different methods to get across a lake.
(First: Episode 1459)
Film.Flamingos Film Flamingos walk around to classical music.
(First: Episode 2498)

Insert Big Bird, Mr. Snuffleupagus, Gordon, and Susan observes some of Mr. Snuffleupagus's home movies, including the one titled "Snuffy's First Steps."
(First: Episode 2267)
Cartoon In the forest, a small tree feels insignificant, until a mother bird gives him a pep talk.
(First: Episode 1872)
Muppets Ernie & Bert — Ernie sings "Happy Birthday" to a letter U, which blows out the candle on the cake.
(First: Episode 1306)
Film A man takes two kids on a boat ride through the Louisiana bayou.
(First: Episode 2520)
Cartoon A boy does an addition problem in his head: 2 + 1 = 3.
(First: Episode 0516)
Muppets Bob imagines himself in 1789, and meets two of the people in George Washington's neighborhood, the candlemaker and the saddlemaker.
(First: Episode 2294)
Animation A kerosene lamp assembles itself in stop-motion.
(First: Episode 1473)
SCENE 3 Telly greets Maria while armed with a cool pair of shades and a saxophone. He's been attending Hoots the Owl's saxophone school and places a (slightly off) scale for her. Telly "slices" to school, followed by some similarly-shaded kids and even Luis.
Cartoon Two hippie kids wonder how to make their droopy plant grow.
(First: Episode 1484)
Muppets The Count sings "The Batty Bat."
(First: Episode 2096)
Cartoon L for Lion (sand)
(First: Episode 2107)
Film David asks the viewer to find a rectangle and two circles in the picture of a doorbell.
(First: Episode 0434)
Cartoon Christopher Clumsy jumps over a hole, and falls into another hole.
Artist: Cliff Roberts
(First: Episode 0439)
Muppets Grover the Elevator Operator demonstrates front and back by telling the passengers on his elevator where to stand.
(First: Episode 0469)
Cartoon AT words: A fat cat with a hat sat on a mat. A bat scared the fat cat.
(First: Episode 1101)
SCENE 4 At saxophone school, Hoots takes attendance and tells the class today's lesson will be a review of the scales. Telly takes a turn, but his sax makes a strange sound. Luis inspects the instrument and finds Telly's shades have fallen inside.
Film Saxophone factory
(First: Episode 1446)
Cartoon A man jumps up onto an UP.
(First: Episode 0546)
Muppets Muppet & Kid Moment — Grover and Erik surprise each other.
(First: Episode 1689)
Pinball 11
Cartoon Pinball #11
Artist: Jeff Hale
(First: Episode 0988)
Film A girl narrates a segment about nature through winter and spring.
(First: Episode 1966)
Muppets Ernie and Bert sing "La, La, La."
(First: Episode 0321)
Cartoon L - shooting stars
(EKA: Episode 2237)
Film "I Can Do It By Myself"
(First: Episode 1727)
SCENE 5 Telly asks Hoots when they'll be able to play a full song. Hoots assures him with practice, he'll be doing it in no time. Hoots plays one final riff to signal everyone to say "Goodbye!"

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